Pacific
24 Mar 2017

Discover Australia's most vital places for nature

Collectively known as 'Key Biodiversity Areas', these are the most important places left for life on Earth.

Cradle Mountain, Australia © Rod Kashubin
Cradle Mountain, Australia © Rod Kashubin
By Paul Sullivan, BirdLife Australia CEO

Picture Australia's most spectacular wild places—the places that evoke nostalgia in the hearts of Australians and beckon visitors from far-flung lands. 

Your mind might immediately jump to the dramatic sandstone escarpment and broad floodplains of Kakadu, or the pristine red shores of Broome’s Roebuck Bay. Or maybe you envisage the lushness of Queensland’s tropical rainforests or the rugged peaks of Tasmania's Cradle Mountain. 

While they're all hotspots for tourists, less known perhaps is their importance for sustaining the plants and animals—including all the wonderful birdlife—that make Australia unique. 

Collectively known as 'Key Biodiversity Areas', these are the most important places left for life on Earth.

Over the next eight weeks, BirdLife Australia will be taking you on a journey to discover Australia's nature hotspots, from its most iconic landscapes to places surprisingly close to home.  

We'll share a story with you—a story of how and why we're working to save Australia's Key Biodiversity Areas and the birds that live there. 

You can be part of this global conservation effort, and together we can protect Australia's most threatened birds. Discover how you can help here.